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A Pastor's Thoughts | The Value of Silence

Silence and prayer If we take as our guide the oldest prayer book, the biblical Psalms, we note two main forms of prayer. One is a lament and cry for help. The other is thanksgiving and praise to God. On a more hidden level, there is a third kind of … [Read More...]

A Pastor's Thoughts | Day 14–March 5

Mark in Forty Days This year I am reading through the Gospel of Mark during the forty days of Lent. My suggested plan is that you do these readings in Lectio Divina  format. Today’s reading Mark 6:46-54 Prayer Thought Lord we depend on you to walk on … [Read More...]

sojourner4jesus | poor

Poor. Perspective. These two words cannot ever be too far from each other when judging the economy of a country or culture. Emphasis on the word ‘judging.’ Disclaimer: these opinions have nothing to do with actual numbers. I suck at numbers and … [Read More...]

Grace and Peace | Blessing

This Sunday I am planning to have a blessing service as part of the morning worship service.  It reminded me of when I was last anointed and blessed.  After the service, I wrote this poem.Faithful pilgrims with oily brows  following as … [Read More...]

Wheneftalks | That Moment When Magic Happens

One of my favorite little movies of the past year was “Begin Again.” It’s a movie about music, songwriters, and music producing. For those of you in any of these fields, run out and see it now. Yes, it’s a Hollywood film. Yes, … [Read More...]

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When Saying Grace Can Get You Hurt

When Saying Grace Can Get You Hurt

TRENTON, N.J. (RNS) A New Jersey man cannot collect damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at Applebee’s, a state appeals panel ruled Wednesday (March 4). In March 2010, Hiram Jimenez … [Read More...]

10 Tricks to appear smart in meetings

10 Tricks to Appear Smarter in Meetings

Don Heatley tipped us off on this one at TheCooperReview.com. Must say that I have either been the perp of some of these actions, or witness each of them in church trainings, committee meetings, even annual conferences. Enjoy a good chuckle on this … [Read More...]

Top Methodist Blog Posts

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Some of the more popular posts we've been seeing, highlighting so that you don't miss some of the goodness being shared. This list is a bit longer than others as we've been unable (for other job responsibility reasons) to digest everything that's … [Read More...]

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